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LAW OF TORTS

COURSE NAME- LAW OF TORTS
PRICE- Rs. 8,999/-
NUMBER OF SESSIONS-
COURSE DURATION-
COURSE INCLUSIONS – Online Lectures, Customised E-book, Personalised User Dashboard for course queries, Guest Lecture, Course Quiz (optional), Certificate
LAW INVOLVED – Tort law
Law of torts is the study of civil wrongs which are of private nature. There is no statutory presence of tort law in India, however, it is actively practiced in Indian Courts. It is an important course to understand the principles of civil liability which contribute to better society living. It focusses more on private wrongs which harm the individual or groups of individuals more than the society at large. It enlists duties that a citizen has to follow to avoid liabilities and at the same them entitles them with personal rights

TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE:

1.INTRODUCTION AND PRINCIPLES OF LIABILITY IN TORT

  • Introduction
  • Definition, Nature and Scope of Law of Torts – Torts and Crime– Torts and Contract – Essential Elements of Law of Torts- Injuria Sine Damnum and Damnum sine injuria
  • Pigeon Hole Theory
  • Capacity and Parties in Torts –Joint and Several Tort-feasors – Malfeasance, Misfeasance, Nonfeasance
  • Defenses against Tortious Liability- Volenti non-fit injuria, necessity, plaintiff’s default, Act of God, Inevitable accidents, Private defense, mistake.

2. SPECIFIC POPULAR TORTS

  • Vicarious Liability –Doctrine of Common Employment and Course of    employment.
  • Liability of the State in tort- Doctrine of Soverign Immunity
  • Strict Liability – Defences available
  • Absolute Liability
  • Nuisance –Types of Nuisance: Private, Public and Statutory Nuisance Remedies – Defences
  • Negligence – Definition – Elements of Negligence
  • Trespass
  • Nervous Shock
  • Defamation – Introduction – Definition – Libel and Slander – Its Differences – Essentials of Defamation –Defences
  • Malicious Prosecution & False Imprisonment
  • Remedies available- Damages, Injunction

REFERENCES

  1. Ratanlal & Dhirajlal, The Law of Torts, Lexis Nexis, 2013 (26th Edn).
  2. B.M. Gandhi, Law of Torts with Law of Statutory Compensation and Consumer Protection, Eastern Book Company, 2011 (4th Edn).
  3. R.K. Bangia, Law of Torts including Compensation under the Motor Vehicles Act and Consumer Protection Laws, Allahabad Law Agency, 2013.
  4. Ramaswamy Iyer’s , The Law of Torts, Lexis Nexis, 2007 (10th Edn).
  5. W.V.H. Rogers, Winfield and Jolowicz on Tort, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010 (18th Edn).